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6. Working with Videos > 85. Converting Extracted Video

Converting Extracted Video

Coerce those TiVo ty files into a more standard video format.

Video file formats proliferate, but there are a few standards supported by the lion’s share of media players, MPEG, DiVX, and AVI being among the most common. TiVo’s ty files are just not one of them. So, in order to play them just about anywhere, we need to coerce those files into a more standard video format.

You have a couple of options here, both of which have varying degrees success. Both solutions are still under development and have received their fair share of complaints.

MPlayer

If you compiled your own version of TiVo-MPlayer [Hack #83], you also have a copy of the bundled


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